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Here and There – 3-20-14

GED Classes: The Edgefield County Adult Education Program is offering Evening GED Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Johnston Learning Center,located at 117 Cardinal Drive, Johnston, SC 29832. if interested, please call (803) 275-4158 to register.

Free Seminar: Hitchcock Healthcare of Edgefield will host a free seminar on back safety and physical therapy on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:00am.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Hitchcock Healthcare is located at 211 Norris Street.  For more information please call 637-1801.

Flag Burning Ceremony: On March 20, at 5:30 p.m.  Strom Thurmond Navy Junior ROTC cadets will be joining the Edgefield American Legion Post #30 for a flag burning ceremony.  The unserviceable flags of our will be disposed of in a solemn commemoration.   The public is cordially invited to witness the event. Worn and unusable flags may be turned in at Veterans Admin. Office or Strom Thurmond High School.

Oyster Roast/Chili Cook-Off: The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Oyster Roast/Chili Cook-Off, Friday March 21, 6-9 p.m. at the National Wild Turkey Federation Pavilion, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield. $30.00 adults and $10.00(children 12 & under)  will include oysters, chili, bbq;$10.00 – will include chili, bbq and hot dogs. Get your tickets today from the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce office, 416 Calhoun Street, Johnston.  803-275-0010. Proceeds from this event will benefit “Fill-A-Bus” school supply campaign and the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce.

BBQ Dinner:Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church, 96 Edisto Street,  will have a BBQ chicken plate sale on Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. The cost is $7 for a half chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and bread.

Hair & Fashion Show:The Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s Cosmetology Department is presenting its annual Hair and Fashion Show on March 22,  in the Strom Thurmond High School cafeteria. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The show begins at 6:00 pm and refreshments are provided.

Anniversary: Bethlehem Baptist Church of Edgefield Women’s Mission Ministry will be celebrating their 19th anniversary on Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m.. The public is invited.

Free Workshops: Edgefield/SC Works Center, 400 Church St, Rm. 306, 
Tuesday, March 25, 10 AM Networkers Group Session – topic – “Advanced Mfg. Opportunities”; 1:30 PM “Your Skills Your Future”; 3:00 PM “Resume Clinic/Career Ready 101 Lab”. Thursday, March 27,  2:00 PM “Let WorkKeys Work for You”.  For further information telephone 637-4029.

Symposium:The Pickens-Salley Symposium on Southern Women will be held on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken. It is open to the public at no charge. For more info contact Dr. Deidre Martin at 803-541-3448.

Revival: Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 2451 Edgefield Rd., Trenton, will have revival services March 26, 27 & 28 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Fred Coit revival pastor. In preparation for the revival the sanctuary will be open from noon to 7 p.m. March 24 & 25 for meditation and prayer. Everyone is invited.

Peach Blossom Pageant: The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival beauty pageant will be held on Saturday, April 5 at Johnston Elem. School  at 10:00 and 3:00. Young ladies between the ages of birth-20 are invited to compete. The Miss (17-20) will be awarded a scholarship to the college of her choice. The deadline for applications is Wed., March 26. For an application or if you have any questions, please call 803-637-5383 or 803-275-3241.

Open Mike Night; Join us at New Horizon Baptist Church, 124 Shaw Road, Saluda, S.C. on March 29, for an Open Mike Night singing. Everyone is welcome. Dinner(spaghetti, lasagna, pasta, salad and desserts) will be served at 6 p.m. and the singing at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Steak Supper: Annual Steak Supper of the Johnston American Legion will be held April 5,: tickets are $14 per meal, eat-in or eat-out, 5:00- 7:00 p.m., at the Johnston American Legion Post headquarters. This is a fundraiser for supporting the Wounded Warriors and for sending students to Boys & Girls State.

Retirement Ceremony: Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will have a retirement ceremony to celebrate Rev. Ernest M. Gordon’s 46 years with the church and his 50 years as a pastor. The ceremony will be held April 6, at 3 p.m. at JET Middle School. Everyone is invited to thank Rev. Gordon and his wife and their years of dedicated service.

“Journey to Easter”: a live performance depicting the final week of Jesus Christ will be held Sunday, April 6, 3:00pm at Kendall Mill, Norris Street, Edgefield.  One presentation with the Market Place activities following.  Free admission, all are welcome!  Presented by Edgefield United Methodist Church. For more information:  803-637-6163 Church Office.

Choir Anniversary:Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Senior Choir will have their 32nd Anniversary, April 6, at 4 p.m. The public is invited. Rev. Lewis Burt is pastor.

Bettis Academy Car-Truck-Bike Spring Gathering : Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Car fee is $20.00 and can be paid day of the Gathering, at registration, 9-11 a.m. No charge for spectators. There will be fun, music, games: info, John Knight, 803-232-1027; W. Turner, 803-663-3561; Don 803-663-3806 and Don T. at 914-227-7487.

Strom Thurmond Alumni Reunion: “79-90″ classes will have their second reunion on June 13-15, 2014  Augusta  Marriott Hotel, two Tenth Street, Augusta Georgia 30901. For more information please contact: Jackie Glover Kennion @ 803-341-1178 or email jackie.kennion@comcast.net, Cissy Penner @ 803-637-3094 or Cedric Williams @ 803-275-3380